Australian Synchrotron

The Australian Synchrotron is a world class scientific research facility located just outside of Melbourne.

About the synchroton

The synchrotron is a type of particle accelerator. It accelerates electrons to almost the speed of light, allowing researchers to undertake a large range of experiments along specially designed “beamlines”.

Our funding

We provide funding to the Australian Synchrotron through the New Zealand Synchrotron Group, which manages access arrangements for New Zealand scientists wishing to use the synchrotron for their research.